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In Idaho, Republicans’ support for mask mandates falls if they are enforced

Fowler, Luke and Lyons, Jeffrey (2021) In Idaho, Republicans’ support for mask mandates falls if they are enforced. USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog (21 Oct 2021). Blog Entry.

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Mask mandates are one policy tool state governments have used to tackle the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. But does the enforcement of these mandates change the way Americans think about them? In new research, Luke Fowler and Jeff Lyons examine the effects of mask mandate enforcement measures, such as fines, on public support in Idaho. They find that Democrats are overwhelmingly supportive regardless of enforcement, but Republican support falls significantly, effectively robbing state Republican leaders of a way to enforce mask mandates in Idaho.

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Additional Information: © 2021 The Authors
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Date Deposited: 10 Dec 2021 13:33
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2023 11:19

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